Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

The Good for Nothings

Danielle Banas

Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 4th 2020
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
They’re only good at being bad.

Cora Saros is just trying her best to join the family business of theft and intergalactic smuggling. Unfortunately, she’s a total disaster.

After landing herself in prison following an attempted heist gone very wrong, she strikes a bargain with the prison warden: He’ll expunge her record if she brings back a long-lost treasure rumored to grant immortality.
Cora is skeptical, but with no other way out of prison (and back in her family’s good graces), she has no choice but to assemble a crew from her collection of misfit cellmates—a disgraced warrior from an alien planet; a cocky pirate who claims to have the largest ship in the galaxy; and a glitch-prone robot with a penchant for baking—and take off after the fabled prize.
But the ragtag group soon discovers that not only is the too-good-to-be-true treasure very real, but they’re also not the only crew on the hunt for it. And it’s definitely a prize worth killing for.
Whip-smart and utterly charming, this irreverent sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lunar Chronicles, and Firefly.

My Review
The Good for Nothings is a fun, adventurous read with a lot of heart. It definitely did remind me a bit of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a plus. I enjoyed the story, and I'd be game to see more hijinks in space with Cora and her crew. 
The story follows Cora, part of a well-known crime family on her home planet. Unfortunately, Cora and her robot companion, Elio, are considered the weak link in the family. And when a heist goes wrong, Cora goes down. 
It's on the prison planet she ends up on where the adventure really starts. Locked in a cell with an Earth girl and an alien lizard, Cora and Elio must team up with the pair if they have any hope of escape. But when the warden offers to wipe away their crimes in exchange for a lost treasure, the group eagerly agrees. Too bad they get a lot more than they ever could have bargained for.
The Good for Nothings has a lot going on. Weird planets. Strange people. And don't forget the bounty on their heads. It's a race against time (and through space) to try and collect the treasure for someone collects their heads.
As I stated above, I really enjoyed the story. It's silly at times, but it also packs an emotional punch on occasion. It's a quick, easy read that fans of YA sci-fi novels will appreciate.
4 stars from me!

Author Bio:
Danielle Banas is the author of THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME and THE GOOD FOR NOTHINGS. She earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University, where she spent slightly too much time daydreaming about new characters instead of paying attention in class. When she isn’t writing, Danielle can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. She lives in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



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